It would be good to strengthen moderate voices within Iran and undermine hardliners.
Mickey Kaus thinks a Gallup poll shows Obama will lose votes over gay marriage. I think it shows that these kinds of polls aren't worth much.
Feeling sorry for all people and nations who suffer greatly doesn't mean you should consider them helpless victims of unfair right-wing economic policies.
In 1989, Gay marriage seemed like a radical idea. How important magazine story got people talking.
The toppled six-term Indiana senator's remarks after his defeat in yesterday's Republican primary are interestingly asymmetrical.
How exactly did the case morph so quickly from diplomatic triumph to campaign disaster?
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has had his share of political frustration over the past few years, but at the moment he's one of the most powerful people in the world.
In the wake of the controversy over last week's 60 Minutes episode on Palestinian Christians, the Israeli website 972 today runs an illuminating post by a Palestinian Christian, Philip Farah.
Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post has come up with a reason for America to intervene in Syria: because only America can.
With the exception of true psychopaths, people who are demonized almost always turn out to be surprisingly human.
Peter Bergen, writing in the Sunday New York Times, makes the case that Barack Obama has been a very hawkish president--that he's less the "negotiator in chief," as stereotype would have it, than the "warrior in chief."